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FERU scientists present letter to DG Okonjo-Iweala urging WTO members to reach MC12 fishing subsidies agreement

FERU scientists present letter to DG Okonjo-Iweala urging WTO members to reach MC12 fishing subsidies agreement

Nearly 400 ocean experts from around the world, led by FERU members including Dr. U. Rashid Sumaila, Dr. Anna Schuhbauer, and Dr. Daniel Skerritt presented a letter to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on 5 November, calling on the world’s governments to agree on new global rules to curb harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO’s upcoming 12th […]

Webinar: Can new global treaty talks help prevent overfishing?

Webinar: Can new global treaty talks help prevent overfishing?

This webinar included presentations from FERU’s Anna Schuhbauer and Daniel Skerritt. Originally posted at earthjournalism.net. Many governments around the world provide subsidies to their countries’ fishing fleets. These are usually promoted as efforts to help small-scale fishers, but often end up subsidizing over-fishing and even the plundering of other countries’ fish stocks. Global treaty negotiations, […]

Rashid Sumaila named University Killam Professor

Rashid Sumaila named University Killam Professor

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, professor in UBC Science’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, as well as the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, is one of six faculty members who have been named by UBC as a University Killam Professor. The University Killam Professorship is the highest honour that […]